Sunday, November 15, 2009

Something else related to "11"

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

Nigel: Exactly.

Marty: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

Nigel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty: I don't know.

Nigel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty: Put it up to eleven.

Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

Marty: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel: [pause] These go to eleven.

Memorable scene from This is Spinal Tap (1984) -- one of my favourites! (It's been running through my head all week...!)


  1. I've memorized entire chunks of this movie. You don't know how much I quote this particular scene or reference it.

  2. The mister and I still do this, jokingly. . .

  3. Love this movie, and particularly this scene.

  4. Fantastic! Just thinking of the look on Nigel's face when he says that last line makes me laugh out loud.

  5. This is my favorite too!

    I say it all the time:

    "These go to eleven."

  6. That movie still cracks me up! Classic!